Blends beautifully, melts into the skin and the yellowy beige (similar in color to Stila Dune powder e/s) really brings out blue eyes. Soft and natural lid color for every day. Excellent texture, stays all day. I apply with a brush, then if necessary smooth the edges with fingertips. This method looks natural and doesn't crease. A definite YES.
I picked up Soft Ochre after having used Painterly as my everyday base color since last summer to hide some visible veining on my lids. I still wear Painterly if I plan to wear beige or brown e/s over it, but for an exact match to my eyelid color Soft Ochre is a better match. It tends to last for about 6 hours or so for me without creasing. I can wear this by itself and it doesn't look like e/s, it just nicely evens out the color of my eyelids and makes me look more awake. A nice matte finish that I frequently pair with Bare Study as the highlight. I think this makes an excellent base color for fair-light skintones with a skintone that leans towards yellow. I would definitely repurchase this one. For reference, NC15/ BB Porcelain, with brown hair and brown eyes.
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This is my first ever MAC product and I fell in love. I was looking for a eye shadow base after watching all those lovely YouTube tuts. I had certainly heard of UDPP but wasnt sure it was for me. I liked the idea of the multi purpose of paint pots (i.e. base, eye shadow, concealer, or neutralizer).
I looked at Painterly and Bare Study because most YouTubers and MUA'ers rec these. BUT I think that was before the N Collection release. The MA and I held both Painterly and Soft Ochre open next to eachother. I fell for Soft Ochre because it looked like my perfect fndt color and I knew it would work perfectly for my base or a easy natural 'no makeup' look days. If I had remembered the name of Bare Study I would have had a harder time chooseing. Bare study is almost a neutral pink beige and is a close second to my beloved Soft Ochre.
I use a synthetic art brush (Loew Cornell - see pics below) for application and either cover just the lid on my light e/s days OR lash to brow on my full on e/s looks. After putting a generous amount in the center of my desired location, I smooth it out and blend it into my skin using my fingers. It almost disappears into my skin.
This is not LE so I feel comfortable and confident to repurchase in the future. FYI : I am a half asian with warm yellow undertones but fairly light in the winter when this review was written.
I swatched it twice here - once with just the brush and the one of top was blended with my finger. continued >>
This paint pot is my first one and overall, it's a good product. I find it very useful in the morning, when you're in a rush and want to achieve a nice look in a few minutes. I just put a layer of Soft Ocre and a bit of Expresso e/s in the outer corner -or as a liner- and I'm good to go.
As it's a neutral & matte colour, I can put a lot of different e/s on top of it, plus they adhere much better to the lid. But the texture is a bit hard to work so you have to be very quickly when applying it!
The pot itself isn't really convenient though: it's a bit heavy and not really hygienic, but I use it only for myself so it doesn't relly matter here lol! I don't think I will repurchase this stuff again, it is not really a must -have and there is so much product in the pot that it'll last me longer.
im not sure if i like this. i was looking for a base to even out the color of my entire eyelid. as far as color is concern, soft ochre was okey. its very yellow on the pot and can also look very bright and yellow on the eyelids if applied too much. however when applied appropriately and allowing it to set into your skin, it will just blend in beautifully. works pretty good as a base in terms of bringing out the color of the eyeshadow you will use on top of this but i don't think this looks good worn alone. the shade is too flat and boring. but the thing i really don't like about this is the texture. it not as soft as i want it to be. i have to apply this with a brush coz this thing does not spread evenly if applied with finger. i tried wearing this for 8 hrs straight and it definitely creased. but then i have a very oily eyelids so maybe its just me.
I just went to MAC to pick up a matte paint pot and was deciding between Painterly and Soft Ochre. I'm an NC30 with yellowish undertones so I ended up picking Soft Ochre.
When I swatched both on my wrist, Soft Ochre was extremely yellow and Painterly was extremely pink (in a muddy plum kinda way. I was actually worried it would make me looked bruised). After the MA put them on me however, I was pleasantly surprised! They were both lovely. Soft Ochre melted into my skin, blending perfectly with my yellow undertones while Painterly's pink tones disappeared and actually looked like a greyish eggshell white (weird, I know). Both made lovely bases. Neither gave that "dry too quick" clumpy look Rubenesque and Bare Study do. I'm happy with my choice. The pot was $20 CAD and will probably last me a life time.
[Overall rating for Soft Ochre 4.5 | Price 4.0 | Packaging 4.0 | YES, I will repurchase] continued >>
Based on reviews here, I bought this as a shadow base. I tried Lemon Aid in the past and like all of the items in that line, it was junk.
Soft Ochre is a good neutral color, but it is hard to work with. It's on the dry side and I cannot get it to go on smoothly with a brush so I wind up using my fingers, then putting on more than I really want. On the plus side, it has not creased on me.
This isn't a miracle product, but it's a good one to have in the eye shadow/concealer/corrector arsenal.
I wouldn't repurchase because there's a lot of product and because I am not totally in love with it.
This paint pot makes a great base. The color is great especially for Asian skin, but can work for other skin tones. I have super oily lids so I can this helps e/s stay on for about 5 hours but after starts to crease. That is a definite improvement from no base at all. Probably will not have to repurchase as one pot will last me a lifetime.
I'm SOOO in love. The yellow undertones is great on my Asian skin. I've also mixed it with bare study when I want a bit more shimmer, but I love the matte for work. So glad they made this permanent! Will definitely buy again!
I ran out of my hg eyeshadow primer by Origins, and decided I needed to branch out. So I went to my other fave store and was recommended this. I love it. I love a matte primer that is still moveable and this is it. It has a yellow undertone perfect for my dark lids to neutralize. I love using Bisque es all over and then using liner just on my lids for my polished look, and Soft Ochre just makes it even more flawless.